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Why age is just a number | Dr George Leeson

In an interview with The Elder, Dr George Leeson discusses humanity’s achievements in longevity, why we need to redefine what old age is, and the challenges in creating a sustainable society for the future.

George Leeson said: “We need to think about what we mean by old age – perhaps as being that very, very last period of our lives, when we do need support and help. For the rest of our lives, we’re not old - we’re mature, we’re adult, but we’re not “old” in the sense that that word is still interpreted.

> Read The Elder Interview - Dr George Leeson, Director of Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, on Why Age is Just a Number